good morning everybody. what do you say? it is thursday, december 13. this is the "full court press." we're coming to you live coast-to-coast all the wray across this great land of ours on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station. good to have you with us this morning. remember, you can join the conversation any time by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. or joining us on twitter. hey, hell, if the pope can tweet, so can we and so can you. join us on twitter at bpshow. for this hour, we start off -- man, i gotta tell you so blessed to have in studio with us two good friends from the state of michigan, congressman sandy levin. great to see you. welcome back. >> nice to see you again. >> bill: last time we were together in charlotte at the convention. >> we were. >> bill: indeed. good party down there. >> it was good for america. >> bill: exactly. and bob cusack is the managing editor of "the hill," my favorite newspaper here in washington, d.c. and in fact, i even contribute to it once in awhile.